A new Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute study found that for American Indian/Native American women, living in above-average-income communities was not associated with higher mammography use compared to American Indian/Native American women living in below-average-income communities.
Travel Time for Breast Cancer Screening Remains Long for Many Women in the U.S., New Study Shows
A new study led by researchers at the American Cancer Society (ACS) shows travel time to the nearest mammography facility is long for a considerable proportion of women in the United States, particularly affecting more than 50% of women in rural areas in 28 states.
The Medical Minute: What happens at a 3-D mammogram
It’s not your mom’s mammogram. Take a look inside a 3-D exam room in this week’s Medical Minute.
NCCN Publishes New Patient Guidelines for Breast Cancer Screening and Diagnosis Emphasizing Annual Mammograms for All Average-Risk Women Over 40
The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) has published new NCCN Guidelines for Patients: Breast Cancer Screening and Diagnosis to help people understand their personal risk for breast cancer, when they should begin screening, and how often to screen—in order to detect cancer earlier, for more treatment options and better outcomes.
Study Finds That Accurate Diagnostic Mammography Outcomes Vary by Racial and Ethnic Groups
A multi-institutional study led by UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers and colleagues has found that diagnostic mammography results varied across racial and ethnic groups, with the rate of diagnostic accuracy highest in non‐Hispanic white women and lowest in Hispanic women.
Mammography screening and related breast care still rebounding from COVID-19 pandemic
According to a new study, use of breast imaging services – including mammography screening – may remain at only 85.3% of pre-pandemic utilization.
Artificial Intelligence Tool Improves Accuracy of Breast Cancer Imaging
A computer program trained to see patterns among thousands of breast ultrasound images can aid physicians in accurately diagnosing breast cancer, a new study shows.
New Breast Imaging Technology at Hackensack Meridian Mountainside Medical Center Delivers Mammograms in 3D and Enhances Delivery of Care
Hackensack Meridian Mountainside Medical Center is advancing the fight against breast cancer with the purchase and installation of MAMMOMAT Revelation, an innovative mammography system designed to overcome barriers to breast cancer detection and ProFound Artificial Intelligence for digital breast tomosynthesis, a deep-learning artificial intelligence software that rapidly and accurate identifies potential malignant lesions.
Catching more breast cancers when mammograms are limited
In one of the largest research projects of its kind, a new study published in JAMA Network Open looks at nearly 900,000 individuals and close to 2 million mammograms to come up with a new way to detect the most breast cancer cases with the fewest exams.
Mammography Protections in Year End Legislation Help Address Breast Cancer Care Disparities
The American College of Radiology® (ACR®), Society of Breast Imaging® (SBI®), patient advocates and others secured an extension of the moratorium on harmful 2009 and 2016 United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) Breast Cancer Screening Guidelines from Dec. 31, 2021 to Dec. 31, 2022. Without this added protection gained in the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (Omnibus and Coronavirus Relief Bill), under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), mammography coverage for women younger than 50 may have been impacted starting Jan. 1, 2022. The newly passed bill ensures that women ages 40 and older who want annual screening mammograms will retain insurance coverage with no copay.
Medical Oncologist Dr. Shilpi Gupta Joins Atlantic Health System Cancer Care’s Comprehensive Breast Health Program
Atlantic Health System Cancer Care today announced that fellowship-trained medical oncologist, Shilpi Gupta, MD, has joined Morristown Medical Center’s comprehensive breast health program where her focus is breast oncology and research. Dr. Gupta is on staff at Atlantic Hematology Oncology at the hospital’s Carol G. Simon Cancer Center.
UChicago Medicine, in partnership with Solis Mammography, opens two new breast health centers
Solis Mammography, the nation’s largest independent provider of breast health and diagnostic services, is expanding access to 3D mammography and diagnostic breast health procedures through a partnership with University of Chicago Medicine.
COVID-19 Impacted Breast Cancer Screening, Health Disparities Continue
UC San Diego Health experts available to discuss these and related topics during Breast Cancer Awareness Month Mammography is the most effective tool for screening breast cancer, using X-rays to identify abnormalities in breast tissues. Although health care facilities saw…
New Study Finds COVID-19 Impact on Community Radiology Practices
The COVID-19 pandemic has quickly spread across all 50 United States. Associated recommendations that healthcare facilities defer non-urgent visits, tests, and procedures led many imaging facilities to temporarily curtail most of their non-urgent services. This new Neiman Institute study characterizes the recent declines in non-invasive imaging volumes at community practices.
Medicaid expansion led to more insurance coverage and a higher rate of mammograms in seven states
In states that chose to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), lower-income women now have access to mammograms at a higher rate than in states that did not expand Medicaid coverage.
ACR, BCRF and GE Healthcare Announce Trial to Evaluate Use of Contrast Enhanced Mammography for Screening Women with Dense Breasts
In a new effort to improve early breast cancer detection and reduce false positive exams in women with dense breasts, the American College of Radiology, Breast Cancer Research Foundation and GE Healthcare are partnering to support the Contrast Enhanced Mammography Imaging Screening Trial (CMIST).